It’s been so busy at Wortzman Nickle, I’m surprised any of us have had the time to pick up a novel. Here’s what we are managing to read between our projects and holiday shopping…
Susan Nickle: Having watched the Giller Prize awards earlier this month, I am now “running the list”, starting with Caught, by Lisa Moore. I am saving the prize winner, Hell Going, for the end.
Chuck Rothman: Mirage by Clive Cussler. There was a rumour in 1943 that a U.S. Navy ship out of Philadelphia vanished as a result of experiments with electromagnets. It was thought to be a hoax, but in the present day, two people are looking into it, because they believe that someone is working on the same kind of weapon that could be used by terrorists. After the first chapter, it’s pretty fast paced. I like it because there is just enough science and history in it to spice up the international spy drama.
Susan Wortzman: I’m loving Donna Tartt’s newest novel “Goldfinch”. This is Tartt’s long awaited third novel. I first read “the Secret History” in 1992 and one book a decade is not much. The Goldfinch is well worth the wait. It has everything… character, plot and suspense. If you have not read Tartt’s novels – time to start!
Andre Yip Hoi: “The Racketeer” by John Grisham. As an avid reader of everything written by John Grisham, “The Racketeer” does not disappoint. When a Federal Judge and his mistress are murdered, a small time lawyer Malcolm Bannister who was unjustly convicted of RICO charges by the F.B.I. is the only person who knows who is behind the killings. After making a deal with the F.B.I. for his early release from prison in exchange for the name of the killer, Malcolm Bannister is thrown into an international game of cat and mouse with the ending in doubt until the very end.
Kate Manning: I’m reading “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. New York in any era is fascinating and this story set in the late 1930s is no exception. Interesting characters, witty dialogue and thought-provoking themes make it hard to put down.